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Poster: readerofbooks Date: Nov 16, 2012 5:06am
Forum: texts Subject: I injured my shoulder

I scanned and uploaded a bunch of books using a flatbed scanner and injured my shoulder. No more scanning for me. Wish I could build my own scanner. I read the scanner forums but that's all a bit much for me. So, I guess I'll have to wait until I can buy a book scanner.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Nov 16, 2012 9:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: I injured my shoulder

http://diybookscanner.myshopify.com/products/diy-book-scanner-kit

Dan Reetz worked at Internet Archive while ago.

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2012-11-16 17:12:15

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Poster: readerofbooks Date: Nov 16, 2012 4:59pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: I injured my shoulder

Thanks to both of you for your responses. I look forward to scanning again someday and will try to get a kit of some kind. BTW, if you're not seeing uploads for my accounts, it's because I changed email addresses.

I'll still visit here as frequently as I can until I get up and running again.

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Poster: aibek Date: Nov 17, 2012 4:50am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: I injured my shoulder

So you learn something general too. You shouldn’t disdain problems until they become real problems! If you find that by scanning your shoulders are paining, stop and see if you are doing something wrong. Others want your books, but it is not the end of the world -- there will be other days and other means!

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Nov 16, 2012 9:00am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: I injured my shoulder

Check out this build-your-own automatic book scanner(!) made by Google (video at end):

http://mhpbooks.com/reinventing-the-wheel/

I agree building one is too much but the designs are open and someone eventually will make a business selling pre-made auto scanners for relatively cheap. Maybe a couple years.